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Police officers praised for aiding man having seizure
7:00am Friday 30th August 2013 in News
Police Community Support Officer Nikki Smith and Organisational Support Officer Robin Barker were on duty with the mobile police office when they saw the man, who is in his sixties, beginning to have a seizure.
They rushed to his assistance and put him into the recovery position and stayed with him for around 20 minutes until an ambulance arrived.
Nikki said: “I was only doing what anyone else would do in that situation, although my first aid training did come in very useful.
“The assistance of local man Adam Drury who also came over to help was invaluable and I cannot thank him enough. He was an absolute star and deserves recognition for his help.”
Robin added: “We found an ‘Epileptic Warning Card’ in his wallet with a contact telephone number, which allowed us to quickly confirm what we were dealing with, and to rapidly contact his wife. She was able to give a full medical history to the attending paramedics.”
The couple, who do not want to be named, have thanked Nikki and Robin.
Chief Inspector Simon Lovell, Safer Neighbourhood Commander for the Craven District, said: “Nikki and Robin acted in the best traditions of the police service and I am very proud of their actions in coming to the aid of the gentleman who was quite clearly in danger.
“My thanks also go to Mr Drury who provided a great deal of support without a moment’s hesitation. He is a credit to the community.”